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  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370. )

CHAPTER 8. Bonds [11700 - 11784]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370. )

ARTICLE 4. Bond Form and Terms [11730 - 11740]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370. )


The department shall determine the form, conditions, and denominations of all bonds and the dates which the bonds shall bear.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


The department and the Treasurer shall determine the interest rate or rates on the bonds. The rate or rates may be fixed or variable and shall not exceed 12 percent per annum, except that the rate on any bond may, on any day, exceed 12 percent per annum if the interest borne by the issue of which the bond is a part from its date of issuance to, and including, that day does not exceed the total interest which would have been borne by the issue if all bonds of the issue had borne interest during that period at the rate of 12 percent per annum.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 719, Sec. 2. Effective September 15, 1986.)


It is not necessary that all bonds of the same authorized issue bear the same interest rate.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370.)


Principal and interest on bonds shall be payable at such place or places as may be fixed and determined by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


Bonds may contain provisions for registration thereof as to principal only or as to both principal and interest.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370.)


Bonds may be issued in coupon form with interest payable at such times as determined by the department and shall mature at such times and in such amounts as the department prescribes.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 404, Sec. 1. Effective July 27, 1983.)


The department may provide for the retirement of bonds at any time or times prior to their maturity and in such manner and upon payment of such premiums as may be fixed and determined in the proceedings providing for the issuance of the bonds and referred to therein.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


The department may enter into banking, insurance, remarketing, and other financial arrangements as may be necessary or desirable to provide additional security for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds or to provide the holders of the bonds the right to tender bonds to the department or to another party for purchase at the times, on the notice, and on those other terms as the department may determine. These arrangements may provide for the reimbursement by the department, with interest, of moneys advanced by the provider of additional security, the provider of a tender right, the provider of moneys to fund a tender right, or anyone performing a related function, except that the interest rate on the reimbursement obligation shall not exceed the rate specified in Section 11731 and the sources of moneys for the reimbursement shall be only the sources available for the payment of the bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 719, Sec. 3. Effective September 15, 1986.)


All bonds shall be signed by the director and countersigned by the Governor.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


The signature of the director and the Governor may be by facsimile.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 411.)


All interest coupons shall bear the facsimile signature of the director.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


In case any officer whose signature or countersignature appears on the bonds or coupons ceases to be such officer before the delivery of the bonds to the purchaser, his signature or countersignature shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes the same as if he had remained in the office until the delivery of the bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370.)

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